1 dead, 67 new Covid cases raise Karnataka tally to 1,462 (Ld)

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Last Updated: Wed, May 20th, 2020, 20:27:04hrs

Bengaluru, May 20 (IANS) A 43-year-old man from Bengaluru Urban succumbed to Covid-19, even as 67 new positive cases raised Karnataka's tally to 1,462, an official said on Wednesday.

"Positive case number 1,236, a 43-year-old male, resident of Bengaluru Urban, died on Wednesday," said a health official.

The deceased had a history of hypertension, myocarditis and inter-state travel history to Vellore in Tamil Nadu.

This is Karnataka's 41st Covid death and Bengaluru Urban's ninth.

Meanwhile, 67 new coronavirus cases emerged in the past 24 hours in the state.

"New cases reported between 5 p.m. on Tuesday to Wednesday 5 p.m. were 67," said the Health Department official.

Of the total cases, 864 are active, 556 were discharged and 41 patients dead.

On Wednesday, 13 patients were discharged while 15 are in the ICU.

Across the state, 1.66 lakh samples were tested for Covid-19, out of which 1.64 lakh tested negative.

On Wednesday, cases spiked in Hassan, Kalaburagi and Bidar among others.

Among the new cases, Hassan contributed 21, followed by Bidar (10), Mandya (8), Kalaburagi (7), Udupi (6), Bengaluru Urban, Raichur and Tumkur (4 each), Yadagiri, Uttara Kannada and Dakshina Kannada (1 each).

Of the new cases, 49 had inter-state travel history, mostly to Mumbai, India's Covid hotspot.

Fourteen of the new cases were contacts of earlier cases.

A 40-year-old woman from Dakshina Kannada was also suffering from Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI).

Among the new cases, 33 are men and the rest 34 women.

In Karnataka, Mandya has the highest number of active cases, 144, followed by Bengaluru Urban (116), Davangere (99), Kalaburagi (72), and Hassan (53).

Bengaluru Urban has so far seen nine deaths, followed by Kalaburagi (7), Dakshina Kannada (5) and Davangere and Vijayapura (4 each), and remaining from other districts.

Of the 1,462 cases, 10 per cent were senior citizens, 63 per cent men and 37 per cent women. The state's patient discharge rate is 39 per cent.

--IANS

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